NTSB Identification: ATL86FA266.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32722.
Accident occurred Friday, September 26, 1986 in APEX, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: PIPER TG8-J3C-65, registration: N27047
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT WAS PRACTICING TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS IN HIS NEWLY ACQUIRED J3 AT A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP WHEN THE ENG SPUTTERED AND THEN QUIT. THE PLT LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT AND HIT A 'T' HANGER PRIOR TO HITTING THE GROUND. THE ACFT CAUGHT FIRE AND WAS DESTROYED, DAMAGING THE HANGER IN THE PROCESS. A WITNESS TO EARLIER PORTIONS OF THE FLT STATED THAT THE PLT WAS MAKING AN APPROACH IN ONE DIRECTION AND A TAKEOFF IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE SUCH THAT CARBURETOR ICE COULD FORM EASILY DURING THE LOW POWER PHASE OF EACH FLIGHT. THE PLTS FLT TIME WAS NOT REPORTED OR AVAILABLE.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

STALL/SPIN..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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